Planning a trip to Los Angeles? Here’s a list of the top musical hotspots for you!


There is no doubt that LA is undeniably a very rich city when it comes to music. Music is a broad word. If we were to break down specific music genres, they include Jazz, Rock, Pop and electronic tunes like Trance, Deep House, Dubstep, Trap and many more.

Electronic music rose only around 2010 in LA and Steve Aoki was a huge part of the electronic movement. Today, there are large scale EDM festivals like HARD, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra that are held in LA which has changed the music scene of the city. None the less, the city is filled with music at every corner.

There is a musical journey all through the city, be it the top venues, restaurants, sunset spots, buildings or theatres! Did you also know that there are 6 locations in LA that have frequently appeared in song lyrics? Here is the list of the top 12 locations:

Musical hotspots in los angeles

Moving on to the locations we think you definitely visit if you are visiting LA and love music:

Capitol Records Building

This is one of most famous landmarks in LA, located n Hollywood, Los Angeles. The building houses capitol studios, which is a recording facility which includes eight echo chambers. The first album recorded in this tower was Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color.

Grammy Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history and winners of all Grammy Awards. The museum includes 4 floors, including musical artifact displays, interactive instrument stations recording booths and a 200 – seater Clive Davis theatre. The museum primarily features legacies of all forms of music, then the recording process.

The Roxy Theatre

The Roxy is predominantly a night club on the sunset strip in West Hollywood. Neil Young recorded a live album at Roxy in 1973 namely Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live. Bob Marley and The Wailers also recorded live in 2008. Fuse TV taped a live TV performance of Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2011.


The beach and music have a silent harmonious marriage. While this may not be a place for crazy parties and events, it is the place that will inspire your inner musician to write songs and create tracks. This has been the home to songwriters for generations and will be for generations to come.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is definitely popular with tourists. The universal music group is based in Santa Monica along with several of its labels, such as – Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, A&M Records, Geffen Records, Shady Records and G-Unit Records. Apart from being the home for record labels, it is also the home for bands such as Savage Garden and musicians such as Linin Park and John Mayer.

Central Avenue

This is the home to Jazz and R&B since the 30s. The Central Avenue Jazz festival is a free music festival which takes place year on year. A few inspiring musicians from Central Avenue include Eric Dolphy, Art Pepper, Chico Hamilton, and Charles Mingus and many more. If Jazz is what moves you, then you must visit the central avenue.

If you are flying to LA or planning to fly to a city that can fulfill your musical cravings, plan a trip to LA and take some time out charting your musical journey through the city. There is something for each of your varied musical likings.

musical hotspots in Los Angeles

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Paridhi Bhatiya


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